Orlando Mother Mauled in Bear Attack

A woman out walking her dogs in a gated community came face to face with a bear.
3:00 | 12/03/13

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Now, to the bear scare. A mother out walking her dogs in a gated community in florida, suddenly attacked by a bear. She narrowly escaped with her life. Authorities scrambling to find the bear. And steve osunsami joins us, now, from orlando, florida, with the latest on this. Steve? Reporter: Good morning, robin. This victim's home is behind me. But about a mile away is bear country. Wetlands where the bears live. Overnight, wildlife authorities using flashlightss in this gated community to find the bear that attacked her. The woman was walking her dogs after 8:00 p.M. When she stepped in front of the bear an it mauled her. She was able to escape with her life and ran to a neighbor's home. Paramedics rushed her to this hospital. Families here say that lately they're seeing more bears more often. They go into the garage and walk around the side. Reporter: Last month, another bear making itself at home in a family's backyard, digging through their crash. Last year, wildlife officials had to tranquilize this black bear that fell from a tree. Then, there was this -- another bear that got too close drew crowds in tampa, just a few months ago. That bear, released back into the wild. As for what happened here last night, authorities say that if it was, in deed, a full-fledged attack, it would be the first in florida's history. The victim this morning, out of surgery and in stable condition. George? Steve, thanks very much.

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